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oDesk Interview Experience

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Skype Voice Calls Work on iPad with Everyman Headset (Photo credit: stevegarfield)In my quest to finally land on a full time online job, I've been applying to oDesk jobs recently. Most of the jobs I apply to are about article writing, website content writing, research and social media management. Luckily, there were a few interview schedules and it inspired me to create this blog entry.

When you get an invitation for an interview on oDesk, clients have their own definition of "interview". It's either you are invited to simply chat, chat with video or voice chat only. So, it's important to clarify these things to the client so that you can prepare well especially if they will require you for a video chat interview. Clients who invite you for an interview usually asks for your Skype account and/or gmail. 

The odesk client for this recent interview invitation for a research assistant post asked for my skype ID. She sent me a link to her online appointment calendar and…

Passport Renewal - My DFA Trip

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My passport was overdue for renewal which I should have done last June 2011. Good thing there is no penalty in renewing Philippine passports otherwise, I'll probably be paying buckets of money for the delay. With all the "modernization" efforts in the different government agencies, I can say that I am on neutral grounds. We all know that upgrades with government agencies and infrastructures also equate to people making some adjustments or sacrifices err, hassle.
It was my first time to go to DFA-Aseana in Macapal Blvd. I actually didn't know how to commute going there. After a few internet research, I was sure of one thing and that is to go to SM Mall of Asia and take it from there.
So, here's how I got to DFA-Aseana Macapagal Blvd:
1. From Buendia, I hopped onto the orange jeepneys going to SM MOA. 2. From SM MOA, I walked a bit towards the bus loading and unloading area. 3. There are buses with signboard "MIA and DFA", get on that bus. It costs Php 1…